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List Of Nigerian Governors Who Tested Positive for Covid-19

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Fear gripped the Benue State Government House, as Governor Samuel Ortom tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday 27,January, 2021.

Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom

Also during the second wave of coronavirus pandemic, Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong tested positive for COVID-19 on December 17,2020.

This was disclosed by the Director of Press and Publicity to the governor, Dr Makut Macham, in a statement on Thursday.

Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong

According to Macham, the governor took the test along with members of his family while his result came out positive but that of others were negative.

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On December 12, 2020, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu tested positive for Coronavirus after he went into isolation a day before.

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On Wednesday, July 22, 2020, Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi disclosed that he tested positive to Coronavirus but recovered on August 01, 2020, after he spent 11 days in isolation centre.

Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi

Also, on August 09, 2020, in a tweet on his verified handle @kfayemi, he announced that his second COVID-19 test had returned negative, and that means he is totally free from the virus.

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Ekiti state governor

The governor of Abia state, Okezie Ikpeazu tested positive for coronavirus, it was announced on June 08, 2020.

Governor of Abia state, Okezie Ikpeazu

Ikpeazu directed the deputy governor to act on his behalf.

Ikpeazu’s result came out negative following his test on May 30. However, he submitted another sample on June 4, which turned out to be positive.

On Saturday, July 4, Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19. This makes him the 6th Governor to have tested positive for the virus that has infected over 11 million and killed no less than 532,000 people globally.

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El- Rufai was the first governor confirmed to have been infected and recovered in April.

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Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El- Rufai

Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, was also infected in March and was reported to have recovered on the 9th of April.


Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, announced that he tested positive on 30th, March, 2020 and his recovery was reported on the 5th of April.

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, tested positive last week on June 30th and Delta’s Ifeanyi Okowa announced that he and his wife had tested positive on July 1.

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State

On December 12, 2020, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu tested positive for Coronavirus after he went into isolation a day before.

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu

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Hammed Tajudeen is the editor in-chief of Blaze News, holds Higher National Diploma(HND) in Mass Communication, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.

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